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Thursday 2019.11.21
Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2019.12.29 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Check out this terrific comprehensive set of popular holiday songs, recipes and stories.
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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free UNCONFIRMED
navypier.org/explore/live-entertainment/live-musicNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Great American Smokeout (since 1977). 3rd Thursday in November Yearly.
Promoted by the American Cancer Society. Quit smoking, at least for the day.
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HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2020.01.03 Yearly. All ages. UNCONFIRMED
* A Christmas Carol: 11.18-12.31 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus, http://goodmantheatre.org
* The Nutcracker: 12.01-12.30 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress, http://www.joffrey.com
* Christmas Around The World: 11.17-01.07 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry, http://msichicago.org
* Zoolights: 11.24-01.07 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo, http://lpzoo.com
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Ice Skating. -2020.02.27 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field, 773-388-8260; Millennium Park, 312/742-5222, 55 N Michigan; Warren Park, 773/262-8656, 6601 N Western; Riis Park, 312/746-5735, 6100 W Fullerton; Daley Plaza, 312/742-7650, 337 E Randolph; more...
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Sing-a-long Sound of Music. -2019.12.03 Yearly. ~$15 Eight showings. UNCONFIRMED
The classic film, subtitled, with costume contest. Usually sells out.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
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Chicago Toy and Game Fair (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5-10, uniformed scouts free. 10a-6p UNCONFIRMED
Public non-hobby show, with product introductions, demos, seminars, play tables, contests, most vendors selling.
chitag.comNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
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Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2019.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a UNCONFIRMED
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
christkindlmarket.comDaley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
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Holiday Train. -2019.12.22 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p UNCONFIRMED
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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
W/ Delamota / Dioptrics / Pardeeboi / Riverman / UV / Skrimshaw / Questionmark ...
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Friday 2019.11.22
Start of Sagittarius. Astrological sign, the archer. Yearly.
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Group Skate. Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p UNCONFIRMED
Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the monthly group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic and do a distance of 10-12 miles. Helmet required, other protective gear and water recommended. Weather permitting.
Bedno.com/skateDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-4a UNCONFIRMED
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2019.11.23
* Buy Nothing Day (since 1992). International celebration of consumer awareness and simple living. Yearly. Day after Thanksgiving. UNCONFIRMED
Very real global day of protest against the corporate brainwashing which leads to the un-sustainable Western hyper-consumerist culture. Includes anti-commercials and events at the world's largest malls. Intentionally occurs on the biggest shopping day of the year. See the website for more info.
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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p UNCONFIRMED
Structured Weekly Free Speech Forum With Quality Lecturers and Good American Food And Bar.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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"Twisted" Saturdays 21+ $0 -11p, $5 -1a, $7+ 9:30p-5a.
"Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!"
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p UNCONFIRMED
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2019.11.24
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p UNCONFIRMED
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 wolffs.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p UNCONFIRMED
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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Monday 2019.11.25
Monday Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p UNCONFIRMED
Extraordinary long and late ride for the young and/or hearty. Leaves about 11pm, unplanned route may exceed 30miles from start point, dissipating near dawn.
facebook.com/MondayNightRideChicagoLincoln Monument, 1601 N Clark. Behind Chicago Historical Museum.
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Tuesday 2019.11.26
Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p UNCONFIRMED
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2019.11.27
South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p UNCONFIRMED
22nd season.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable.
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Thursday 2019.11.28
** Thanksgiving. A legal holiday. 4th Thursday in November Yearly.
Day to give thanks for the blessings and bounty one has received. Volunteer somewhere.
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* State Street Thanksgiving Parade (since 1934). Very big, w/ Santa. 4th Thursday in November Yearly. All ages. Free 8a-11a UNCONFIRMED
Top marching bands, 100 giant balloons, carried live on WGN, 300K attend.
chicagofestivals.orgState from Congress to Randolph. Downtown, come by train.
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Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome.
facebook.com/atomicsketchGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
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Friday 2019.11.29
Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
Bedno.com/bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
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Sunday 2019.12.01
* AIDS awareness day. Yearly.
Internationally recognized day for increasing public awareness about AIDS. The best defense is education.
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Day Without Art (since 1989). Commemorates Artists lost to AIDS. Yearly.
Sometimes observed by local galleries/museums.
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Winter Wonderfest (since 2001). -2020.01.07 Yearly. All ages. $10-25+ Hours vary. UNCONFIRMED
Festival Hall is transformed into a wonderland of lush decorated trees, sparkling lights, wintertime decorations and a main town square with vending. Includes ice rink, inflatable slide/bungee games. Santa and elves listen to children's wishes in a mountain top village.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand.
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* Toys For Tots motorcycle parade (since 1978). 1st Sunday in December Yearly. All ages. Bring a toy. 9:30a UNCONFIRMED
World's largest, drawing over 20000 participants! Many biker Santas. Assembly begins hours earlier.
Dan Ryan Woods, 83rd and Western. Travels all the way North to Foster.
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* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 6:30-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Monday 2019.12.02
Britney Spears Birthday (since 1981). Yearly.
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* Hanukkah (aka Chanukah). A Jewish holiday, lasts eight days. -2019.12.10 Yearly. Sunset to sunset. UNCONFIRMED
Marks the reconsecration of the temple of Jerusalem and the miracle of the lamp.
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* Santa Hustle 5K. Yearly. $45 9a UNCONFIRMED
Several thousand registered. Before and after parties. Paid registration includes costume.
santahustle.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale (since 2006). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-6p UNCONFIRMED
Over 150 of today's finest indie-craft talents setting up for holiday shoppers sure to find something.
renegadecraft.com/fairs/chicago-2016-holidayBridgeport Arts Center, 773/247-3000, 1200 W. 35th St.
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* Santa Speedo Run. Yearly. 21+ $25 to run. 12-2:30p UNCONFIRMED
1 mile thru boystown plus carols, entertainment, prizes, benefits Center On Halsted's Youth Housing Initiative.
bedno.com/fb/319649348407987Sidetrack, 773/477-9189, 3349 N Halsted.
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* SantaCon (since 2006). Yearly. 21+ 12:30-?p UNCONFIRMED
Long running Santa costumed pub crawl.
originalchicagosantacon.comBeef and Brandy Bar, 127 S State St.
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Wednesday 2019.12.04
Movieoke (since 2008). 1st Wednesdays Occasionally. 21+ $? 9p UNCONFIRMED
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
twitter.com/ChicagoMovieokeWhistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.
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Friday 2019.12.06
Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p UNCONFIRMED
A fun, free, group bike ride.
facebook.com/SSCritMassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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Saturday 2019.12.07
Pearl Harbor Day (since 1941). Yearly.
Remembers Japanese surprise attack which brought the U.S. into WW II.
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Jingle Bash. Yearly. All ages. $45-225+ 7p UNCONFIRMED
B96 presents Taylor Swift, Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony,
Khalid, Logic, Sabrina Carpenter.
b96.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p UNCONFIRMED
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Sunday 2019.12.08
Holiday Sing-A-Long Double Feature (since 1984). -2019.12.24 Yearly. $10-15 Various times. UNCONFIRMED
"White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful Life" double features with singing between (and during) lead by Santa.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
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International Gem and Jewelry Show. Yearly. $6-8 UNCONFIRMED
Well known annual with great variety and deals.
intergem.comDonald E. Stephens Convention Center, 847/692-2222, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont.
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Monday 2019.12.09
Bucktown Holiday Art Show (since 1999). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-2 12-5p UNCONFIRMED
One of a kind gifts and original works of art in all media from 100+ artists.
jerroartspromotions.comHolstein Park Field House, 2200 W Oakley.
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Tuesday 2019.12.10
Human Rights Day (since 1948). Yearly.
U.N. issued Universal Declaration of Human Rights on this day.
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Thursday 2019.12.12
Fiesta de Guadalupe. Yearly.
Commemorates appearance of virgin Mary to an Indian boy in 1531.
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Fly-By-Night Circus. Monthly. All ages. $8-15 8p UNCONFIRMED
"Tremendously conglomerated monthly spectacle of impeccable wonderment for your pleasure. Acrobats, aerialists, physical comedy, magicians, wire walkers, more."
MSA, 773/687-8840, 1934 N Campbell Ave.
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Sunday 2019.12.15
Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p UNCONFIRMED
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
nirarocketry.orgEast Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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Now playing.
The Happy Prince, Heavy Trip, A Star Is Born, Venom, Little Women, Night School, Fahrenheit 11/9, Colette, House with Clock in Walls, Hal, The Predator, The Happytime Murders, The Wife, Juliet Naked, Alpha, Christopher Robin, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Teen Titans Go!, Generation Wealth, Shock and Awe, Skyscraper, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Sorry to Bother You, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.
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